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2021-07-17 4:19:01 PM  
What a beautiful fantasy.
 
2021-07-17 4:23:32 PM  
As an atheist I can only say this:  PRAY IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM. Any god in a crisis like this will do, even the Goddess Misery, who acquaints men with strange bedfellows.
 
2021-07-17 4:25:38 PM  
What Trump is "imprinting" on the Party is the imprint of his fat fugly ass.
 
2021-07-17 4:26:31 PM  
The Movement-Aryans will be out en masse. Bullets or ballots: it will have to be one or the other to save liberal democracies.
 
2021-07-17 4:38:12 PM  
How about doing lots of helpful, popular stuff for the next 15 months?

Trump didn't hurt them as much as expected in 2020, don't bet on him being even more of a drag next year.
 
2021-07-17 4:41:14 PM  
If Democrats were smart they would absolutely link every Republican to Trump. They would hammer home the fact that voting for a Republican right now, or not voting at all, is a vote for Trump. But Democrats really don't know how to fight. So they will likely fail.
 
2021-07-17 5:00:22 PM  
The Senate is very strong for Democrats in 2022. There are 20 GOP seats up & 14 Democratic seats. That makes it much harder for the GOP to gain seats.

Also, the last time those seats were up was 2016, which was a strong GOP year. With Donnie not on the ballot, you should see a much more favorable election for Democrats.
 
2021-07-17 5:35:11 PM  
Long time between now and November 2022
 
2021-07-17 6:02:19 PM  

Naido: How about doing lots of helpful, popular stuff for the next 15 months?

Trump didn't hurt them as much as expected in 2020, don't bet on him being even more of a drag next year.


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"Now, we can always rely on the Republicans to help us in an election year, but we can't count on them to do the whole job for us. We have got to go out and do some of it ourselves, if we expect to win.

The first rule in my book is that we have to stick by the liberal principles of the Democratic Party. We are not going to get anywhere by trimming or appeasing. And we don't need to try it.

The record the Democratic Party has made in the last 20 years is the greatest political asset any party ever had in the history of the world. We would be foolish to throw it away. There is nothing our enemies would like better and nothing that would do more to help them win an election.

I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the Fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign.

But when a Democratic candidate goes out and explains what the New Deal and Fair Deal really are--when he stands up like a man and puts the issues before the people--then Democrats can win, even in places where they have never won before. It has been proven time and again.

We are getting a lot of suggestions to the effect that we ought to water down our platform and abandon parts of our program. These, my friends, are Trojan horse suggestions. I have been in politics for over 30 years, and I know what I am talking about, and I believe I know something about the business. One thing I am sure of: never, never throw away a winning program. This is so elementary that I suspect the people handing out this advice are not really well-wishers of the Democratic Party.

More than that, I don't believe they have the best interests of the American people at heart. There is something more important involved in our program than simply the success of a political party."

https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/library​/​public-papers/129/address-national-con​vention-banquet-americans-democratic-a​ction
 
2021-07-17 6:53:33 PM  
Just keep Up the pressure and donations and getting people out yo vote.

You killed it in 2020... gotta bring that and more for 2022.
 
2021-07-17 6:59:35 PM  

andrewagill: The Senate is very strong for Democrats in 2022. There are 20 GOP seats up & 14 Democratic seats. That makes it much harder for the GOP to gain seats.

Also, the last time those seats were up was 2016, which was a strong GOP year. With Donnie not on the ballot, you should see a much more favorable election for Democrats.


Agreed.

Based on Cook Political Report, Fetterman is looking like a pick-up. OH is leaning R likely because it's OH, but if Tim Ryan gets the nom and the GOP primary is the bloodbath predicted, you're looking at a strong chance for OH.

WI I have no idea about the democratic side, but It's Russian Ron Johnson, so I will hope to whatever gods from high atop the thing I need to in order to see that treasonous bastard out.

If Crist doesn't win the nom in FL, Rubio will have a run for his money.

Warnock and Kelly are likely staying

It's still a long way to 22 but the odds favor Democrats far more than the Republicans. The despair folks don't know political math and want to drive down democratic enthusiasm because it gets them off or something.

Vote like your life depends on it, but Democrats should be a bit confident going into 22 than Republicans.

/plus, shiat is just gonna go from bad to worse for the GOP as time goes on and the 1/6 hearings/investigations continue.
//looking at you Russian Ron
///You know what you did
 
2021-07-17 7:19:34 PM  
Get out the vote stuff has to be a continual theme and mantra.  For those states that have tightened up voting restrictions, work arounds need to be put in place to help those who are hurt by that.
 
2021-07-17 7:41:13 PM  
With Manchin and Sinema poised to either vote with the GOP or just flip entirely, this is optimistic. It's not out of the realm of possibility, especially if they get their asses out NOW to get registration drives started, and put some serious effort into detailing HOW badly their legislatures are screwing their voting rights. This isn't just about individual races, but has to be a concerted effort to counter the organization of the GOP and their disenfranchisement schemes. It doesn't matter WHO is running, but making sure that the public is registered to vote, and aware of WHO is looking to take their votes away, and in all honesty, using their own words to frame the disenfranchisement is the best policy.
 
2021-07-17 8:23:42 PM  

somedude210: andrewagill: The Senate is very strong for Democrats in 2022. There are 20 GOP seats up & 14 Democratic seats. That makes it much harder for the GOP to gain seats.

Also, the last time those seats were up was 2016, which was a strong GOP year. With Donnie not on the ballot, you should see a much more favorable election for Democrats.

Agreed.

Based on Cook Political Report, Fetterman is looking like a pick-up. OH is leaning R likely because it's OH, but if Tim Ryan gets the nom and the GOP primary is the bloodbath predicted, you're looking at a strong chance for OH.

WI I have no idea about the democratic side, but It's Russian Ron Johnson, so I will hope to whatever gods from high atop the thing I need to in order to see that treasonous bastard out.

If Crist doesn't win the nom in FL, Rubio will have a run for his money.

Warnock and Kelly are likely staying

It's still a long way to 22 but the odds favor Democrats far more than the Republicans. The despair folks don't know political math and want to drive down democratic enthusiasm because it gets them off or something.

Vote like your life depends on it, but Democrats should be a bit confident going into 22 than Republicans.

/plus, shiat is just gonna go from bad to worse for the GOP as time goes on and the 1/6 hearings/investigations continue.
//looking at you Russian Ron
///You know what you did


I'm not as sanguine about the House, but the Senate looks like a challenge for the GOP.
 
2021-07-17 8:34:45 PM  

Naido: How about doing lots of helpful, popular stuff for the next 15 months?

Trump didn't hurt them as much as expected in 2020, don't bet on him being even more of a drag next year.


Well thats the key, so hopefully some of the big ticket stuff coming out of the house does make it through.. and the local ground game needs to be just an epic effort.
 
2021-07-17 8:36:22 PM  
Trump's campaign in 2016 had years of free press, unbalanced over coverage, by a media in love with the idea of crazy.  The value received was truly in the billions.

With Twitter banning him, and others grudgingly slowing or stopping awarding privilege to Trump, the playing field is a little more balanced.  COVID and the sabortage of global suppy chains by unilateral tariff decrees have given business a warning too.
 
2021-07-17 8:38:06 PM  
If it happens , It's not only Trumps shadow , It's the current GOP and their actions ..
 
2021-07-17 8:38:19 PM  

4seasons85!: If Democrats were smart they would absolutely link every Republican to Trump.


The way the senate is set up, it favors Republicans. Just goes to show that, yeah, Trump was that bad. And yes, we should remind everyone of it AT EVERY TURN.
 
2021-07-17 8:38:20 PM  
These articles mean nothing. Less than nothing. They're like the absence of the absence of any content. They are churned out by an infinitely long chain of monkeys bashing their skulls against typewriters until they reach their daily 1,500 words. They are always wrong. People are dumber for reading them. You are dumber for submitting this. And I am dumber for replying here.
 
2021-07-17 8:39:02 PM  
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PA don't let me down. Elect Fetterman to the Senate to make Manchin irrelevant and kill the filibuster.

/PA will probably let me down
 
2021-07-17 8:39:02 PM  
Yeah, and the Dems were supposed to beat Collins, Graham, and one or two others in 2020. We know how well that went. They got real lucky GA turned out the way it did.

Polls are garbage.
 
2021-07-17 8:39:39 PM  

andrewagill: The Senate is very strong for Democrats in 2022. There are 20 GOP seats up & 14 Democratic seats. That makes it much harder for the GOP to gain seats.

Also, the last time those seats were up was 2016, which was a strong GOP year. With Donnie not on the ballot, you should see a much more favorable election for Democrats.


How many cycles has this been the case just for the Dems to stay in the minority or barely eke out a tie?
 
2021-07-17 8:41:12 PM  
A long and wide shadow.
 
2021-07-17 8:42:10 PM  
i'll remain cynically optimistic.  make sure you remind people everyday about what shiatbags Trumper are.  Trumpers are child molesters and monsters.  you cannot say it enough.
 
2021-07-17 8:42:39 PM  
Dude has been gone for six months. Get a new narrative.
 
2021-07-17 8:44:08 PM  
In democrat running in 2022 only needs one message:

Vote for us or watch Trump return to power.
 
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2021-07-17 8:50:49 PM  
I recall a time of yore - some might call it "November", when the country was all lined up for a blue sweep to clean our national palate of the orange horror.

Democrats lost every state legislature in play, barely held on to the House and only kept the Senate because BLM managed to deliver the memory cards in time. Wait did I type that last part or only plot it?

Anyhow, this article is dumb.
 
2021-07-17 8:58:06 PM  

Naido: Trump didn't hurt them as much as expected in 2020, don't bet on him being even more of a drag next year.



After 2016, I will never dare have the hubris to underestimate the damage that shiathead can wreak upon the world.
 
2021-07-17 8:58:23 PM  
Hesa Trumpy Binks

Darth is reserved for sith lords like Cheneys.
 
2021-07-17 9:00:15 PM  

jntaylor63: In democrat running in 2022 only needs one message:

Vote for us or watch Trump return to power.



"Vote for us because we're better" is a lot more effective than "vote for us because they're worse".


The latter didn't work in 2016, and it barely worked in 2020.
 
2021-07-17 9:01:33 PM  
"Long dark shadow"? The asshole's still sending "From the Desk Of..." bullshiat missives on what seems to be a daily basis, FFS. He's not gone, his GOP handlers are still working the crowds, and they're waiting until after August to appoint De-farking-Santis or "Hey, Abbott" as their new MAGA Overlord...

Claiming we're "post-Trump" is like claiming that we're "post-pandemic," FFS.
 
2021-07-17 9:01:50 PM  

brantgoose: As an atheist I can only say this:  PRAY IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM. Any god in a crisis like this will do, even the Goddess Misery, who acquaints men with strange bedfellows.


I'd be okay with the Lady of Pain.
 
2021-07-17 9:04:04 PM  
Democrats - DON'T farkING COUNT ON IT!!!!  WORK!  You counted on it last time and almost lost EVERYTHING!  Register voters, work to get people to the polls, educate. Work for those votes!

There are literal Nazi's on the other side now. Work for your country!
 
2021-07-17 9:04:54 PM  

Majin_Buu: brantgoose: As an atheist I can only say this:  PRAY IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM. Any god in a crisis like this will do, even the Goddess Misery, who acquaints men with strange bedfellows.

I'd be okay with the Lady of Pain.


I undo all of that by praying to Eris, patron saint of ferrets.
 
2021-07-17 9:06:08 PM  
Thanks to the GQP farking around with the formation of the Jan 6th Commission, Pelosi controls the whole enchilada. McCarthy can suggest all sorts of seditionists to the panel to try to monkey-wrench it, but Pelosi holds total power to look at his list, laugh in his face, and demonstrate her paper-tearing skills some more.

And time is on her side to let this thing stew until next year, where she can subpoena anyone she wants to testify. Having such a commission being held within months of the mid-terms can only be a problem for the GQP.
 
2021-07-17 9:06:31 PM  
Cheney = villain in a movie
Trump = ruins the movie, makes it unwatchable
 
2021-07-17 9:09:11 PM  

spiralscratch: Yeah, and the Dems were supposed to beat Collins, Graham, and one or two others in 2020. We know how well that went. They got real lucky GA turned out the way it did.

Polls are garbage.


1) Hysterical GOPer screeching about "election fraud."
2) Collins somehow wins Maine by almost 9 full points, despite trailing in every single poll for 4 months leading up to the election - and not just trailing 49/51 either
3) 1 + 2 + Every GQPer accusation is a confession
IV) Repeat in several other races, and several *states* that were polling quite convincingly in Biden's favor that he baaaarely won.
 
2021-07-17 9:09:32 PM  
We're quite a ways off from Nov. '22 but still. Right damn now every single Republican led state legislature has been in the business of proposing and passing hundreds of bills to basically destroy democracy bit by bit while feigning voter integrity as an excuse for outright rape. It's an absolutely coordinated disenfranchisement effort emanating from RNC. So far there has been no pushback or recognition of what's at stake here
 
2021-07-17 9:13:10 PM  

4seasons85!: If Democrats were smart they would absolutely link every Republican to Trump. They would hammer home the fact that voting for a Republican right now, or not voting at all, is a vote for Trump. But Democrats really don't know how to fight. So they will likely fail.


And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle. They will find some way to fark it up beyond recognition, they could fark up a steel ball with a rubber mallet.
 
2021-07-17 9:16:33 PM  
They still need something to run on other than "we fixed covid."
 
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2021-07-17 9:19:45 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Thanks to the GQP farking around with the formation of the Jan 6th Commission, Pelosi controls the whole enchilada. McCarthy can suggest all sorts of seditionists to the panel to try to monkey-wrench it, but Pelosi holds total power to look at his list, laugh in his face, and demonstrate her paper-tearing skills some more.

And time is on her side to let this thing stew until next year, where she can subpoena anyone she wants to testify. Having such a commission being held within months of the mid-terms can only be a problem for the GQP.


I too recall the proud and effective history of commissions, from the commission that landed on Normandy, to the commission that commissioned the end of the use of MSG in Chinese take out.

We speak your name.
 
2021-07-17 9:20:05 PM  

FormlessOne: The asshole's still sending "From the Desk Of..." bullshiat missives on what seems to be a daily basis,


I don't doubt that Trump is still around.
I still see his hideous visage in the news now and then.
But there's a dramatic difference between the time when his tweets were the top story on the news every day and now.
 
2021-07-17 9:22:36 PM  

moothemagiccow: They still need something to run on other than "we fixed covid."


True, but also point out how the Republican virus killed so many.
 
2021-07-17 9:23:04 PM  
It's "All of Modern Electoral History" versus "Everything Trump Touches Dies" and frankly I hope Trump's pathogenicity is sufficiently strong to fark over the GOP in the midterms.  It's a long shot, but it's a shot.
 
2021-07-17 9:23:40 PM  

brantgoose: As an atheist I can only say this:  PRAY IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM. Any god in a crisis like this will do, even the Goddess Misery, who acquaints men with strange bedfellows.



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2021-07-17 9:26:49 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Cheney = villain in a movie
Trump = ruins the movie, makes it unwatchable


Trump comes on stage in middle of movie, takes a dump and starts hurling it at the audience
 
2021-07-17 9:36:03 PM  
Those sums of campaign funding are unimaginable where I live. But I estimate if you can join a voting drive and help get friendly voters to the polling place then a few days of effort counters thousands of dollars spent by the Republicans on advertising. Abrams in Georgia showed everyone what is possible with people power.
 
2021-07-17 9:36:46 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: Purple_Urkle: Cheney = villain in a movie
Trump = ruins the movie, makes it unwatchable

Trump comes on stage in middle of movie, takes a dump and starts hurling it at the audience


While being orange like Jar Jar Binks and speaking English as a third language like Jar Jar Binks.

I've seen Phantom Menace precisely once!
 
2021-07-17 9:39:12 PM  
I love that success is defined as just keeping a senate majority. The goal should be 52. That would make manchin and sinema irrelevant. 60 is never going to happen, so let's focuse on what we can accomplish.
 
2021-07-17 9:39:24 PM  

Senseless_drivel: brantgoose: As an atheist I can only say this:  PRAY IF YOU'VE GOT 'EM. Any god in a crisis like this will do, even the Goddess Misery, who acquaints men with strange bedfellows.


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